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Course Descriptions

Summer Institute for kids 2017

Two Week Classes

Mandarin Chinese Immersion Language Camp (Beginners)
4 – 6 grade; M-F 9:00am - 12:00 pm; $500 (for 2 weeks)
Weeks 1 & 2
Weeks 3 & 4

The Chinese Language Academy classes are activity-oriented, dynamic and fun as you learn Chinese through an immersive technique. Games, calligraphy, arts & crafts, and other camp activities make the learning experience joyful and engaging. The CLA teaching philosophy pursues "Efficiency and Effectiveness" in our teaching practices.

Let’s Play in Spanish (Immersion)
1 - 3 grade; M-F 9:00 am-12:00 pm; $500 (for 2 weeks)
Weeks 1 & 2

Learn Spanish through lots of creative camp activities. The children learn as they do arts & crafts, cooking, gardening and play. projects, learn songs and have fun acting them out. This class teaches in a way that accommodates the beginning and slightly experienced speaker. Children recognize words and eventually converse from repetition that is done in a playful manner.

Study Skills w/Ruby: Building Comprehension through Active Reading and Cornell Notes
6 grade; M-F 9:00 am-12:00 pm $500 (for 2 weeks)
5 grade; M-F 12:45-3:00 pm $500 (for 2 weeks)

Get up to speed in your expository reading, note-taking, and writing in this crash course with our very own 6th grade teacher, Ruby Fuller. Using current event news sources, your in-coming fifth or sixth grader will be taught how to actively read expository text, take notes using an age-appropriate version of Cornell Notes, and develop organized paragraphs that emphasize using evidence to support ideas.

One Week Classes

Mad Science/Wings & Things
K -3 Grade; M-F 9:00 am-3:00 pm; $450
Week 1

Fantastic hands-on activities and loads of scientific information kid-style. Includes fun games and outdoor recess. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Rocket! It’s a high-flying week of camp exploring the science of flight and aerodynamics. From the earliest flying machines to space travel, your imagination will take flight. You’ll make kites, planes, rockets, hovercrafts and more. Experiment with the laws of physics, celestial navigation, Newton’s Laws of Motion, space technology and rocket building. Campers will even discover the star secrets of the universe. Come soar with Mad Science in this aerodynamic adventure camp

Creative Drama & Dance with the Funky Divas
K-4 Grade; M-F 9:00 am-3:00 pm; $450
Week 1

If you love music, dancing and acting then this is the camp for you. In Funky Divas Performance Art Camp we dress up, create music videos and act out Fairytales. All kinds fun activities including: Hip Hop Dance, Face-Painting, Karaoke, Arts & Crafts, Dance games, Dance performances, and more!

Basketball with the Hoop Masters
K-6 Grade; 9:00 am-3:00 pm; $450
K-6 Grade; 9:00 am–12:00 pm; $250
K-6 Grade; 12:45 pm-3:00 pm; $200
Week 1
Week 2 (morning only and see also FILMMAKING: Hoop Masters Highlight Reel)

Girls and boys join Hoop Masters for a week of skill building and LOTS of games! Hoop Masters are known for their approach that coaches each child to build from their own skill level. Players grouped by age and ability level. See www.hoopmasters.com for more information.

Minecraft Programming 1 with Computerwise Kids
1-4 Grade; M-F 9:00 am-3:00 pm; $400
Week 1

Minecraft introduces students to programming using the Compucraft Mod for Minecraft. Kids really engage with the big ideas of programming – problem-solving, thinking mathematically and using logic and reason. And in this camp we also have games and sports time and even some craft projects. Join us for camp fun and lots of MINECRAFT!